Actor Rockmond Dunbar attends "Our Celebration Of Stevie Wonder" Atlanta Edition at Thompson Buckhead on February 02, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Rockmond Dunbar has joined the cast of Peacock’s upcoming limited series, “Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist.” 

The series, starring and executive produced by Kevin Hart, tells the infamous story of how an armed robbery during the night of Muhammad Ali’s historic 1970 comeback fight changed not only one man’s life but an entire city’s destiny.

Rockmond will play the role of Uncle Willie who owns an autobody shop but his real job is as the top fence in the area. 

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The veteran actor joins an ensemble cast that includes Taraji P. Henson as Vivian Thomas, a savvy businesswoman who is also the mistress of Kevin Hart’s character, Chicken Man, Terrence Howard as Richard “Cadillac” Wheeler, Samuel L. Jackson as Frank Moten, and Craig Brewer.

“Fight Night” was created and written by Shaye Ogbonna based on the eponymous podcast from iHeartPodcasts, Doghouse Pictures, and Will Packer Media.

The limited series will serve as Rockmond Dunbar’s return to acting after a three-year hiatus.

I previously reported that Rockmond, who starred on Fox’s “9-1-1”, was denied a religious exemption from the COVID-19 protocols requiring vaccination for all actors and was abruptly written off the show.

He subsequently filed a multi-million discrimination lawsuit against Disney and 20th Television, now headed to trial.

Related: Rockmond Dunbar Addresses Discrimination Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Mandate As Trial Approaches

I look forward to seeing Rockmond Dunbar back on the small screen.

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Source: Deadline

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